Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded

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Our Leonard Rubenstein led a project that resulted in a report and recommendations responding to the ethical challenges in humanitarian health in situations of extreme violence. Read the full report now

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In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits & longevity, researchers found that consuming vegetables, fruit, fish and whole grains was strongly associated with a longer life — & that people who skimped on such healthy foods were more likely to die before their time. Study authors include our Jessica Fanzo

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…(I)n 17 countries at least one in five health-care facilities has no clean water service on site. That’s just one of many disturbing findings in a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization

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“We call it the Great Food Transformation,” said Jessica Fanzo, director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics in Maryland. “While that may sound dramatic, we need big transformation and massive cooperation to meet this global challenge.”

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The Food and Drug Administration has let medical device companies file reports of injuries and malfunctions outside a widely scrutinized public database, which leave doctors and medical sleuths in the dark

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Scientists are still trying to figure out how the human body responds to long-duration spaceflight… In particular, a mission to Mars could require at least a three-year round trip that would take a toll both physically and psychologically

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Report: The authors, including our Jeremy Sugarman, Jeffrey Kahn, Megan Collins, and Joseph Carrese, convened a “Summit on the Ethics of Grateful Patient Fundraising,” with the goal of identifying primary ethical issues in GPFR and offering recommendations regarding how to manage them

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